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The Dubious Authority of Maxwell's Equations in Free Space
  • Charles MacCluer
Charles MacCluer
Michigan State University

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Because of the differential homogeneity of Maxwell's equations in free space, each solution can be additively perturbed in infinitely many ways into a physically unreasonable solution. Thus to be a solution holds no cachet. In particular, the traditional first example --- the uniform plane wave --- must be considered as only a metaphor.